Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the novelization of the 2008 Lucasfilm Animation movie of the same name. It was written by Karen Traviss and published by Del Rey on July 26 of that year. The story tells of the first meeting between Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his new Padawan apprentice, Ahsoka Tano, amidst the raging Clone Wars.
The Star Wars: The Clone Wars novelization is the first of five Star Wars Legends novels published by Del Rey that tie in to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series. The following four novels comprise the Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Clone Wars Gambit series by Traviss and Karen Miller.
Across the galaxy, the Clone Wars are raging. The Separatists, led by Count Dooku, the onetime Jedi and now secret Sith Lord, continue to press forward, and more and more worlds are either falling, or seceding and joining the cause. Under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, the Republic heroically battles on, championed by its huge army of cloned soldiers and their Jedi generals.
Anakin Skywalker, believed by some to be the prophesied "Chosen One" destined to bring balance to the Force, is now a Jedi Knight under the tutelage of his Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Death is a constant possibility—and his chances of survival aren't improved by the unexpected arrival of an apprentice: Ahsoka, a brash inexperienced fourteen-year-old Padawan. But there's no time for Anakin to question his latest orders. He and Obi-Wan have been assigned a new mission, and failure is not an option.
Jabba the Hutt's precious infant son has been kidnapped, and when the frantic parent applies to the Jedi for help, it falls to Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and their clone troops to track down the evidence and retrieve the missing Huttlet. And more is at stake: For a grateful Jabba just might allow the Republic access to the Hutt-controlled space lanes that the Grand Army desperately needs in order to beat the Separatists into submission.
But the Republic is not the only power that craves access to those space lanes. Count Dooku, determined to win the prize for the Separatists, has set a trap for the Jedi. When they find the Huttlet, they will also find Dooku's master assassin, Asajj Ventress, and countless legions of battle droids waiting to spring a trap.
The blazing new animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars takes place in the years preceding Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and sets the stage for the groundbreaking TV series. Both contain all original material—direct from the brilliant imagination of legendary Star Wars creator George Lucas. And these exciting new adventures and characters are being brought to life in book form by none other than #1 New York Times bestselling Star Wars author Karen Traviss.
- ISBN 0-345-50898-X; July 26, 2008, Del Rey, 272-page hardcover.
- ISBN 0-7393-7681-0; July 26, 2008, Random House Audio, Unabridged CD.
- ISBN 0-7393-7682-9; July 26, 2008, Random House Audio, Unabridged cassette.
- ISBN 0-09-953319-7; October 1, 2009, Arrow Books, 272-page paperback.
- ISBN 978-80-252-1075-8; October, 2008, EGMONT ČR, 176-page Czech hardback (Star Wars: Klonové války).
Many issues in continuity has been raised from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Since the book was released before the final draft of the feature film was released, many details from the film's early drafts are present in the book, while they did not appear in the final version of the film. The Star Wars Annual 2011 establishes that the novel/film takes place in the second year of the war, as part of the Clone Wars timeline restructuring necessitated by the show. The Essential Reader's Companion revised the novel's dating to 22 BBY.
- Rex: "Nobody move. Report in if you can hear me."
- Trooper 1: "Receiving, sir."
- Trooper 2: "Yes, sir."
- Trooper 3: "I hear you, sir."
- Coric: "Got you, sir. Just a few bruises"
- Trooper 4: "And me, sir."
- Trooper 5: "CT-nine-nine-three-two, sir."
- ―Six troopers (erroneously, instead of five) report in to Rex at the Battle of Teth[src]
In the chapters depicting the Battle of Teth, after Asajj Ventress's droid forces massacre all of Torrent Company except for Captain Rex and a few survivors, there is a discrepancy as to how many survivors there are. When Rex initially asks the survivors to report in via comlink, there are six of them aside from him, including Coric and CT-9932. However, throughout the rest the story, it is consistently stated that there are five troopers, not six: Coric, Zeer, Attie, Nax, and Del. Assuming that the six troopers reporting in is an error, it is assumed that "CT-9932" is the designation for either Zeer, Attie, Nax, or Del, though the novel does not connect it to an individual trooper.
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Notes and referencesEdit
- A Whole Lotta Stuff For The Clone Wars In Previews at TheForce.net
- Clone Wars Books Summary! at TheForce.net
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars at Randomhouse